Academic Calendar 2016-17

Fall Semester 2016

June 2016

Dates Description
June 24 & 27 New Student Orientation (NSO)

August 2016

Dates Description
Aug. 18 & 19 Fall student athletes arrive
Aug. 23 Fall Faculty Workshop

Aug. 24

New students arrive
Aug. 24 - 28 “Marlin Days” for Freshmen
Aug. 26 New transfer students arrive
Aug. 27 Residence halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Aug. 29 Classes begin

September 2016

Dates Description
Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday 
(No classes)
Sept. 8 Founders’ Day Convocation
Sept. 9 & 10 ASP weekend classes begin

October 2016

Dates Description
Oct. 7 - 9 Homecoming/Parent Weekend
Oct. 13 & 14 Fall Break
(Evening classes will meet Thursday, Oct.13)
Oct. 19 Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 ASP Advising/Registration for Spring 2017
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 Advising Weeks for Spring 2017 Registration

November 2016

Dates Description
Nov. 7 Advance Registration for Spring 2017 Semester begins
Nov. 11 Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Nov. 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
(Monday labs at discretion of instructor. Only Monday evening classes meet this week.)
Nov. 28 Classes resume

December 2016

Dates Description
Dec. 6 PORT Day
Dec. 9 Classes end
(Evening classes end Dec. 8)
Dec. 9 - 15 Evening and weekend final examinations
Dec. 11 December Graduate Reception
Dec. 12 Reading Day
Dec. 13 - 16 Final examinations
Dec. 16 Semester ends after last exam
Dec. 16 Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m.

Spring Semester 2017

January 2017

Dates Description
Jan. 4 -26 Winter Session
(Residence Halls open for Winter Session on January 3)
(Drop WS course without record—Jan.6. Drop WS course with automatic W—Jan 10)
Jan. 27 New Freshmen and transfer students arrive
Jan. 27 New Student Orientation
Jan. 28 Residence halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Jan. 30 Classes begin

February 2017

Dates Description
Feb. 3 & 4 ASP weekend classes begin

March 2017

Dates Description
Mar. 20 - 24 Spring Break
Mar. 27 Classes resume
Mar. 29 Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor

April 2017

Dates Description
Apr. 3 - 14 Advising Weeks for Fall 2017 Registration
Apr. 3 -7 ASP Advising/Registration for Summer/Fall 2017 begins
Apr. 10 Advance Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 begins
Apr. 16 Easter Sunday
Apr. 17 Easter Monday Holiday
(Monday labs will meet April 21.)
Apr. 18 Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Apr. 28 Faculty Assembly-Faculty approve graduates

May 2017

Dates Description
May 4 PORT Day
May 5 Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair
May 10 Classes end
(Evening classes end May 9)
May 10 - 16 Evening and weekend final examinations
May 11 Reading Day
May 12, 13, 15, 16 Final examinations
May 16 Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m., except for graduates
May 20 Commencement
May 30 Summer Session begins

August 2017

Dates Description
Aug 18 Summer Session ends

Religious Holidays:  Muslim & Jewish faculty, staff & students:   Eid al-Fitr: begins at sunset July 5, ends at sunset July 6, 2016.
Rosh HaShanah: begins at sunset October 2, ends at sunset October 4, 2016.  Yom Kippur: begins at sunset Oct 11, ends at sunset Oct 12, 2016.  
Passover: April 11-18, 2017.


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